Posted September 10, 2019 by Joseph Rositano in Feature

Switch firmware updated to version 9.0.0

Nintendo has released firmware 9.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch console. Aside from the usual stability improvements, this update adds a number of cool new features to the Switch.

The SNES controllers announced last week are supported with this update and there’s a new search feature for the News Channel. It appears the Switch finally gains Online Play Invites, which will allow you to send and receive invites to easily join friends for online play in supported software. You can now optimise touch screen sensitivity by switching between Standard and Stylus modes. There’s also a new Alarm Notification settings where supported software can prompt you while the Switch is in sleep mode.

The firmware should automatically update the next time your Switch is connected to the internet. You can manually download the update by going into the System Settings menu of the console. You may also need to restart you Switch for the new firmware to be installed on your system.

You can check out the full patch notes below.


Ver. 9.0.0 (Released September 9, 2019)

Added the following system functionality:

  • Added a search feature for the News Channel.
    • Channels can be searched using filters or free text.
  • Added “Display QR Code to Check In” to User Settings.
    • You can display a QR Code on-screen to check in using your Nintendo Account.
  • Alarm Notifications have been added to System Settings > Notifications.
    • You can check or delete pre-set alarms.
    • Alarms can be set up only within supported software (to be added at a later time).
    • A controller firmware update may be required to use this feature.
  • You can now configure touch screen sensitivity settings.
    • Select between Standard and Stylus sensitivity (optimized for stylus input).
  • Added the option to turn on/off the system button input (Nintendo Switch Lite only).
    • When this setting is turned off the system no longer receives input from the console buttons, with the exception of the Capture and HOME Buttons, and can only be operated from a wirelessly paired controller (sold separately).
    • This setting is on by default and can only be turned off if a compatible controller (sold separately) is wirelessly paired to the console.
    • The setting will automatically turn back on when the console is restarted or after returning from sleep mode.
  • Added “Online Play Invites” section to the User’s page.
    • Invites from friends to join online play in supported software will be displayed in this section.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.
    • Resolved an issue where some users can’t start the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game, and get an error instead.


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